Read an interview with Angie Hong, a Lift Technician Apprentice in the Lift Maintenance department at Palisades, as part of our International Women’s Month Spotlight.
Between February 1st and February 28th, you’ll have the opportunity to win some seriously cool prizes. On Instagram, share how the Base to Base Gondola changes your experience riding all 6,000 acres uninterrupted at Palisades Tahoe using the hashtag #BaseToBase. One winner each week will score a GoPro HERO11, a YETI Hopper, and a Palisades Tahoe signature beanie. PLUS, weekly winners will be entered to win the Grand Prize: a 2023/24 Ikon Base Pass‼️ Originality, creativity, and helmets are strongly encouraged… Good luck and get out there!
With the winds beginning to pick up and a “parade” of storms on the horizon, we’re expecting a very dynamic weather week through the New Year. There is a good chance our upper mountain lifts will be impacted for multiple days, and some of our outdoor events or activities may be canceled or relocated. While the immediate aftermath of this enormous storm series will present some challenges, California NEEDS this moisture and our snowpack will be in great shape as we enter the New Year.
Throughout this week, we have been finalizing the work needed to complete the interconnect and allow the Gondola to run as one continuous lift. If everything goes according to plan, then the Gondola will re-open and will be able to operate as one complete loop by early next week. If there are persistent issues related to operating as one continuous route, we will open the Base to Base Gondola and operate it as we did for its opening, as two separate lifts with an offload/onload at KT mid-station.
It was a momentous day for Palisades Tahoe on Saturday, December 17th. After more than 70 years of dreaming about connecting two legendary valleys, the Base to Base Gondola opened to the public for the first time. After a full day of operations that included giveaways, free mountain tours from The North Face Mountain Guides, and live music at our snow beaches, the Base to Base celebration finished off with a huge concert. Aluna and Dillon Francis performed — for free — and we wrapped it all up with an unforgettable fireworks display.
Planning on visiting snowy, beautiful Lake Tahoe this weekend? Did you know that this Saturday. December 17th is the long-awaited opening of the Base to Base Gondola? This will be a busy time, but with a little patience, you are sure to enjoy yourself. We have fun, family-friendly events and activities going on, and the skies will be clear and sunny!